My Yoga Story
For many years, my relationship with my body was ‘strained’. Diagnosed with a chronic illness at age 13, the way I dealt with it was to beat my body into submission through a rigorous physical regimen. It worked, until it didn’t anymore. In my mid-30’s a massive flare up culminated in a near death experience that changed everything. After having heart surgery and the complete removal of my colon within five weeks of each other, I couldn’t make it through a shower without having to lay down to rest. The simplest yoga was life-changing for me. Just lying flat on the floor and breathing was a game changer.
I had been teaching exercise classes for years, but I knew that once I was well enough I needed to learn how yoga worked, why it was so transformational, and then share this magic with the world.
There’s so much more to my story and like all life adventures it’s been filled with pinnacle experiences, defining moments and soul crushing sorrow. But through it all, yoga, meditation, and movement have been a constant; a stabilizing force that has held me firmly through glorious triumphs and bottom scraping trials. What I’ve learned along the way is what I share with you: It takes a village to do pretty much anything, that your magnificent uniqueness is to be celebrated, and that if you learn to trust the wisdom inside you (and do the work required) then anything really is possible.